needlessly

needless

[need-lis]
adjective
unnecessary; not needed or wanted: a needless waste of food.

Origin:
1175–1225; Middle English nedles. See need, -less

needlessly, adverb
needlessness, noun


unessential, gratuitous, pointless, uncalled-for.
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needless (ˈniːdlɪs)
 
adj
not required or desired; unnecessary
 
'needlessly
 
adv
 
'needlessness
 
n

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